Green Isle Foods to create 115 new jobs via €30m investment

20 May 2014164 Views

Green Isle Foods is to create 115 new jobs across its operations in Ireland through a €30m investment backed by the Government and Enterprise Ireland.

Cabinet approved the investment programme this morning.

As a result of this investment, an additional 50 jobs will be created at the company’s pizza production facility in Longford and an additional 65 jobs in its pastry production plant in Portumna, Co Galway.

Further growth will be supported across its operations following today’s announcement.

This investment also secures the jobs of the 700 people employed by Green Isle.

Green Isle Foods is part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, which has a total turnover of stg£3bn with about 24,000 employees worldwide.

“Food is a sector where Irish companies have built strengths and grown export markets over many years,” said Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

“This is also a sector which provides employment in towns and villages right across the country, and that is why we targeted this area for particular support as part of our Action Plan for Jobs.”

Pizza image via Shutterstock

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